Julia has been a regular face on Australian television since her debut on New Faces in 1985. By 1995 she was a household name, hosting or starring in popular shows including Full Frontal, In Melbourne Tonight and Beauty and the Beast.
Between 2000 and 2007, ‘Lady J-Mo’ (as she is affectionately called) lived in the UK. During that time Julia hosted TV shows for the BBC, worked with everyone from Stephen Fry to Dame Edna, appeared in nearly every major international comedy festival from Montreal to South Africa, won the Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Festival 2002 and was named Time Out London’s ‘Comedy Performer of the Year’ in 2004. Whilst in the UK Julia also starred in the successful Edinburgh production of ‘Hunting Diana’ and wrote and performed three different one woman shows on London’s prestigious West End.
In December 2006 Julia gave birth to her first daughter Ruby, and returning to Australia in 2007 with her new family, co-hosted the Astra-Award winning Singing Office. In early 2008 Julia and opera star David Hobson not only won Channel 7’s popular celebrity singing show It Takes Two, but, with their interpretations of songs like “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, also provided the nation with some of the most memorable TV moments of the year.
During It Takes Two, Julia discovered she was pregnant again and in November 2008 she delivered her second daughter, Sophie. Julia used the final months of her second pregnancy to pen the memoirs of her time abroad, entitled “Don’t You Know Who I Used To Be?”, which were released in April 2009.
Julia’s 2008 and 2009 stand-up tours were both nominated for the Helpmann Award (Australia’s version of the Tony or Olivier theatre awards) and she won ‘Best Australian Act’ at the Time Out Sydney 2009 Comedy Awards. Julia also appeared at the Just For LaughsJulia Morris is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated performers. A quadruple threat, Julia has seamlessly moved between the stage and the screen for over 34 years. Julia first appeared on Aussie TV at 17, singing on the talent show New Faces. By the mid-nineties Julia was a household name as a headlining stand-up and actor, with starring roles in comedy sketch favourite Full Frontal, night time talk show In Melbourne Tonight and comedy panel show, Beauty and the Beast. Julia also starred in the Melbourne run of the hit Broadway musical ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!’ As a stand-up comedian, Julia has featured in every major comedy festival in the world, taking to the stage with Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor and Robin Williams. From Comedy Festival Galas to the Prime Minister’s Midwinter Ball, Julia’s infectious humour is universally loved. Moving to London in 2000, ‘Lady JMo’ featured in several British sitcoms, co-hosted Liquid News, a daily entertainment show on the BBC while also featuring on several comedy panels including Stephen Fry’s QI. Her 2001 solo show won the prestigious Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. With a groundswell of comedy fans, Julia also won Time Out London’s ‘Comedy Performer of the Year’. Julia also met her husband, Dan in the UK, where she also gave birth to her first daughter, Ruby. They all moved back to Australia in 2008, where Julia and Australian Opera star David Hobson won Channel 7’s celebrity singing show It Takes Two. Julia gave birth to her second daughter, Sophie, in 2008 and with a babe in arms, she became a published author, penning some of her memoirs in ‘Don’t You Know Who I Used To Be?’ in 2009. Having won ‘Best Australian Act’ at the Time Out Sydney 2009 Comedy Awards, Julia relocated her family to Los Angeles, where she studied with Hollywood acting coach, Lesly Kahn. In late 2011 Julia returned home to become Australia’s very first Celebrity Apprentice, raising nearly $200,000 for breast cancer research along the way. By the following year, Julia was cast as the female lead, Gemma Crabb, in the Nine Network drama House Husbands. The show established itself as an audience favourite, with Julia being nominated for ‘Most Popular Actress’ in Australia’s Logie Awards for five years in a row. The final season of House Husbands was broadcast in 2017. Between August and November 2013 Julia hosted Nine Network’s Australia’s Got Talent. The same year, her ‘No Judgement’ stand-up tour won the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy. (Australia’s Tonys.) The large formats just kept coming, and in 2015 Julia co-hosted the very first Australian season of Network Ten’s hit reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! with Dr Chris Brown. I’m A Celebrity has since become a highlight of Ten’s annual TV calendar, shooting each year near the Kruger National Park in South Africa. In February 2019, Julia went straight from the African ‘jungle’ to Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway, the Australian version of the ‘Ant and Dec’ feel-good UK hit. In 2020, Julia appeared as Kitten on ‘The Masked Singer’, making it to the top 4 in the semi-finals before being unmasked and followed this up with a return to the jungle for the new season of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ to kick off the new year. In 2021, Julia will release the Audible original, Julia Morris Makes it EASY as an audiobook and with the paperback out in bookstores in May through HarperCollins Australia. Julia lives in Melbourne with her husband Dan, daughters Ruby and Sophie and their dogs, Tootsie and Ken.